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Southern State Songs That Stick in Your Head

Oklahoma, Georgia, West Virginia, and Kentucky

If every state had a Ray Charles song or a James Taylor tune, there wouldn’t be a soul to forget it

Digging Deep: Southern Stone

The American South

Southern quarries may not be the most beautiful things in the world, but some of the most beautiful things in the world have certainly been made from their offerings

The Coleman Theatre Beautiful: A Wonder Then and Now

Miami, Oklahoma

One man’s gift to the little Route-66 town of Miami, Oklahoma, has been one of the state’s biggest attractions for nearly a century

The Women Who Built Country Music: Part Three

Pauls Valley, Oklahoma; Itawamba County, Mississippi; Birmingham, Alabama

Rebels, musical visionaries, but still country girls at heart, the women who built country music took their own paths to success

Will the Real Watermelon Capital of the World Please Stand Up?

Cordele, Georgia; Hope, Arkansas; Luling, Texas; Rush Springs, Oklahoma

From Georgia to Texas, Southern states celebrate watermelon goodness and greatness—who gets the title of Watermelon King?

16 of the South’s Most Beautiful Churches: Part One

Mobile, AL; Little Rock, AR; St. Augustine, FL; Macon, GA; Covington, KY; New Orleans, LA

Worshiping with marble and arches, stained glass and steeples, Southern believers state by state have a glorious heritage in ecclesiastical architecture

From Athens to Zephyr: All the Greek-Named Cities of the South (Part Three)

Arcadia, LA; Arcadia, FL; Arcadia, MO; Arcadia, TX; Arcadia, OK; Arcadia, TN

From Arcadia to Arcadia, Southerners have found some beautiful spots to set up their not-always-so-perfect utopias

16 of the Prettiest Spots in the South (Part Two)

Maryland, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Virginia, Arkansas

Another handful of some of the brightest spots in this sunny South we call home

Would You Please Spell That? Interesting Place Names in the South

All 16 States of the South

Like so many other places, the South is full of thousands of curious, crazy, hard-to-spell, and sometimes downright hilarious place names. Here are a few favorites.

100 Years and Counting: Historic Restaurants of the South (Part 2)

Cumberland, MD; New Orleans, LA; Tampa, FL; Bessemer, AL; Nashville, TN; Oklahoma City, OK; Galveston, TX

In a culture where the vast majority of new restaurant ventures won’t make it to their first anniversary, these Southern-rooted venues have made it to their centennials at the very least

A Cowgirl in a Cowboy’s World: Part Two

Talihina, Oklahoma; Kingsville, Texas; Hickman County, Tennessee

Taking the bull by the horns—sometimes literally—these Southern women made quite a name for themselves in cowgirl history

A Cowgirl in a Cowboy’s World: Part One

Austin, Texas; Mulhall, Oklahoma; Alpine, Texas

Unintentional leaders, these Southern cowgirls reshaped the worlds they lived in while shaping a future for the generations to follow